Broadcast 3327 Hotel Mars with Dr. Robert Zubrin

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Robert Zubrin, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  We discussed Dr. Zubrin's new book, "The Case For Space" plus how best to do space plus lots more.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Robert Zubrin for this one segment ten minute important discussion regarding Bob's new book, "The Case For Space."  Our discussion focused on opening up the New Frontier which is space, the role of the entrepreneurial private sector and NASA, how best to do human spaceflight going forward and using the entrepreneurs and their innovations.  We talked about the Dragon capsule for going to the Moon, the Falcon Heavy rocket, the Falcon 9, SLS and even Orion.  Bob told us why the lunar Gateway was not a great idea for either the Moon or Mars.  John asked Bob about the Chinese space program and we talked about the many reasons for maintaining American space leadership. Bob concluded the segment by saying we go to space for knowledge, security, and our future.  In Bob's book, he discusses these reasons and more in Part 2, specifically Chapters 9-14.  These are a must read for us all.

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Hotel Mars with Dr. Robert Zubrin and "The Case For Space"

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19 Jun 2019 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Dr. Robert Zubrin
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